My question involves court procedures for the state of: NJ
I need some help in regard to what I am and am not permitted to do/ask during motion proceedings in Court.
I will be appearing pro se, and my ex is represented by an attorney in a post-judgment family court motion proceeding. The motion proceeding is in regard to alleged arrears in support and judgment, and alleged violations of our matrimonial settlement. I feel that my ex has made numerous false statements and misrepresentations in her certifications to the Court. I have presented evidence of my beliefs to the Court in my reply certification and associated exhibits, and I have also provided copies of prior Court orders, which I feel she has violated, and (I believe) proving that I have not violated, and thus cannot be in arrears in any manner that she has suggested. I anticipate that only her attorney will be appearing in Court for our motion proceeding.
I had the understanding that I have a right to question my ex under oath during the Court appearance. In a prior motion, she failed to appear in Court, and her attorney made arrangement to represent her only via telephone. I have already submitted evidence to the Court (in the form of prior Court transcript of her attorney's statements and documentation that proves those statements false) that illustrate that her attorney will make false statements to the Court on her behalf. I believe that she is being instructed to not appear in Court, in order to avoid being questioned under oath. I question whether her attorney arranged to appear only by telephone in anticipation that I might present evidence of his prior false statement(s) to the Judge.
Am I incorrect in my belief that I have the right to question her before the Judge? If she is not present in the Court, and I am thus unable to question her directly under oath, do I have the right to ask the Judge to dismiss her motion entirely?